North Hamgyong Province
• Revised Romanization
4 cities; 12 counties
2 (7,855 sq mi)
(2008) [1 ]
2 (300/sq mi)
North Hamgyong Province ( Hamgyŏngbukdo) is the northernmost province of North Korea. The province was formed in 1896 from the northern half of the former Hamgyong Province.
Geography [ edit ]
The province is bordered by
China on the north, South Hamgyong on the southwest, and Ryanggang on the west. On the east is the Sea of Japan ( East Sea of Korea). There is also a short border with Russia. The province is home to the Musudan-ri rocket launching site, and the Hoeryong concentration camp. In 2004 Rason was reabsorbed back into the province, and since 2010 Rason is again a Directly Governed City.
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
North Hamgyong is divided into three cities (
si) and 12 counties ( kun). These are further divided into villages ( [2 ] ri) in rural areas and dong (neighborhoods) in cities. Some cities are also divided into wards known as "kuyŏk", which are administered just below the city level.
Counties [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Coordinates: 41°54′11″N 129°24′29″E / 41.903°N 129.408°E